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plant that was removed in the renovation. Adam called the old large Agave “Benito,” a tribute to his grandfather. A large bright green succulent sits in a tractor disk that was also discovered in the renovation of the yard. The yard is filled with quirky sculpted figures: the large gecko on the fence, the Mariachi serenading the gathering and the iron prickly pear cactus. Near the back door is a souvenir of their trip to Cuba...an old license plate. The sturdy gate leading to the front was made from old wood salvaged from Gallo Winery. Adam is a transformational leader with more than 20 years in the field of Education Administration. Laura has worked with non- profits and participated in building strong community educational communities and community partnerships. She has over 20 years’ experience in local government, primar- ily in redevelopment agency leadership. She has a special passion for the development and implementation of award-winning affordable housing programs and projects. They are both very active in Morgan Hill, providing their expertise whenever needed. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 gmhtoday.com 57